La genesi della Mortalium animos attraverso lo spoglio degli Archivi Vaticani digital
formato: Articolo | RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA CHIESA IN ITALIA - 2012 - 2
The encyclical Mortalium animos, issued by Pius XI on 6th January 1928, had the effect of preventing from any attempt of ecumenical experience for a long time. It was thought that such effects had not been assessed when the document had been drawn up. An analysis of the Vatican documents makes it possible today to affirm that on the one hand this effect was pondered and wanted, and that on the other hand the reasons for this choice lie very far away. The genesis of the encyclical has to be researched in the German phenomenon of the High Ecumenical Church. However, the various experiences of contact with non-Catholics in different parts of the Old and of the New world, in particular the Conversations of Malines, were not unknown to those who drafted and promulgated the encyclical.